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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam announced the state would stop pursuing a work requirement for Medicaid enrollees, citing decisive Democratic victories last month. The provision was a key component of the compromise that led some Republicans to support expansion two years...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A Roanoke College poll found broad support for many Democratic priorities during the coming General Assembly session, with a majority of respondents saying they favored universal background checks for firearms purchases, red flag laws, a ban on assault weapons,...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The man who shot and killed 12 people in a municipal building in Virginia Beach earlier this year was isolated, paranoid and facing minor problems at work. Reporters couldn’t find a single person who considered him a friend or...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• As rural county boards around the state pass symbolic “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions, some local sheriffs and commonwealth’s attorneys are going further, saying they’ll refuse to enforce any gun legislation they consider unconstitutional. “If I believe a law infringes...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• An audit of Virginia Beach's tourism revenue "uncovered a $500 million discrepancy." — The Virginian-Pliot•  More of us are working from home, especially in Virginia and the Washington area. — The Associated Press• Kehinde Wiley’s eagerly anticipated “Rumors of War,” an equestrian...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Gov. Ralph Northam wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to say that Virginia would welcome more refugees, pointedly declining President Trump’s offer to let states and localities veto resettlements.”—The Washington Post• “Michael R. Bloomberg started his presidential...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Doctors at UVA Health called on their employer to stop suing patients altogether, saying they are “appalled by the revelations of the aggressive, pitiless billing and collections practices” at UVA. “We felt betrayed,” they wrote, “and we had, by...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Senate Republicans on Thursday re-elected Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City, to lead the party as it prepares to operate in the minority.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The House and Senate are starting budget discussions this week with very different ideas about how much...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A district court judge accused of sexually harassing courthouse staff with crude remarks and emailed pictures withdrew his application for reappointment after a group of clerks told lawmakers they would refuse to work in his courtroom. His judicial district...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A gynecologist in Chesapeake accused of performing unwanted surgeries to rack up bills on Medicaid patients faced similar accusations 35 years ago but was let off by the Virginia Board of Medicine with a slap on the wrist.—The...